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LEICESTER — Premier League champions Leicester have signed former France Under-21 midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice on a four-year deal. The 24-year-old, who helped Nice to fourth place in Ligue 1 last season, has signed for an undisclosed fee which is reported to be around €16 million (RM71 million). “I am very happy to come to Leicester. The team have just enjoyed a great season and it’s excellent to be here,” Mendy told the club’s website. “For me I want to play at this level. I like the Premier League and I follow every match. It’s fast and physical and I want to impose myself on the league.” Mendy, who played 110 Ligue 1 games for Nice, worked under Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri during a spell with Monaco, and becomes the club’s third signing of the summer after Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler and Spanish defender Luis Hernandez. — AFP